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Ok, so obviously I'm kind of new at computers. I just received my brother's old AMD setup, taylored for him about three years ago by a computer/gaming shop. Anyway, Upon receiving the computer I noticed that the details of the processor said that it was at 1.2 ghz. That's not right from what I know.
2800+'s are supposed to be 1.8 ghz, am I correct? This is a 32 bit processor, not a 64 bit. I've heard that manufacturers or people who build computers for other people often underclock the processor so that it will last longer, but I'm not exactly sure.

I'm not sure where I found out what his computer was clocked at, because I checked where I thought I found it last time and it didn't show it. Yes, I have no clue where anything useful is on Windows.

Thanks for your time and help in advance! (if someone replies lol)
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Well, just to confirm, go to www.cpuid.com and download CPU-Z, it'll tell you everything you ever needed to know about your processor.
    
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When you run it use F5 to take a screenshot of the CPU and MAINBOARD and MEMORY pages, it will save it to your DESKTOP. ( if you care not to read the release notes)
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kthxbai

So I should post the screenshot then? Anyway thanks. What should I do if it's underclocked?

*EDIT*

Here it is:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CanadaGradeEh
kthxbai

So I should post the screenshot then? Anyway thanks. What should I do if it's underclocked?
post them up

A BARTON with a x11 multi should be a XP2500+ the only other is the 400fsb XP3200+.
The fsb on that is like way down for a 2500+ it should be 333MHz stock.

Time to do some BIOS changes
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Originally Posted by CanadaGradeEh
kthxbai

So I should post the screenshot then? Anyway thanks. What should I do if it's underclocked?

*EDIT*

Here it is:
go into your bios and up the cpu frequency.
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post #7 of 46
STOCK is 166MHz x 11 for a speed of 1.83GHz

Try to change the Vcore to 1.7 or 1.75v and the fsb to 175MHz that should give you about 1.93GHz, keep your multi at x11 for now.

Do a cpu-z run to check it after each change, don't forget the memory and spd tabs as they tell the whole story.

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That's what I was thinking, but should I worry about changes to the electricity? I don't know exactly how the AMPS, Volts, and.... just about anything else having to do with electricity work yet. Some basic info please I just want to know that if I up the FSB will it affect my temperatures or put too much strain on the hardware at all if I leave all the electricity settings the same.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CanadaGradeEh
That's what I was thinking, but should I worry about changes to the electricity? I don't know exactly how the AMPS, Volts, and.... just about anything else having to do with electricity work yet. Some basic info please I just want to know that if I up the FSB will it affect my temperatures or put too much strain on the hardware at all if I leave all the electricity settings the same.
^^^^ need more volts for stability, you can always go down after depends on the motherboard's BIOS settings.

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don't forget the memory and spd tabs as they tell the whole story.
Umm, I have little idea what any of that means under those tabs I'm sorry I'm such a newb lol
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